A combination photo shows  Hillary Clinton (L) and  Donald Trump (R) in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2016 and in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016 respectively.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart/File Photos

Trump takes lead in key battleground states

After a month of polling behind his likely Democratic opponent, Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has surged past former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a series of recent battleground state polls.

Boosted by terror fears and renewed concerns over the controversial Black Lives Matter movement following the murder of five police officers by a black gunman, Trump now leads Clinton in four key battleground states.

According to a Monmouth poll published on Tuesday, the former television reality star leads Clinton by two points, 44 to 42, in Iowa. A largely white, Midwestern state, Iowa has voted Republican only once in the past 30 years, narrowly favoring George W. Bush in his 2004 re-election bid against John Kerry. With Trump’s appeal to blue collar whites, however, the state could serve as an important bellweather in this election.

Aside from the anxieties over terrorism and what many voters perceive as a worsening racial divide, Trump appears to have benefited from the recent decision not to prosecute Clinton over her use of a private email server to handle classified government documents.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Regardless of what we may think about the reliability of polls and that it may be too optimistic to call this an inflection point it is an important indicator.
    That Trump is basically neck and neck given that he’s had to fight off sixteen other candidates, sour grapes Republicans, a hostile media and potshots from a sitting president while spending relatively fuck all on his campaign is in itself astonishing.
    Wait until we can factor in the Bernie Bounce, the conventions and the debates.
    He’s really sitting pretty right now.

  • mauser 98

    …bring out your dead
    More Questions Emerge About Skewed Hillary Polls
    “massive variance between the last two days polls in swing states suggests something very odd is going on.”


    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I like the Python reference.

      • mauser 98

        vote early and often

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Now, I get it.
          I’m not dead, yet.

          • mauser 98

            don’t tell Hill

          • ntt1

            the dead always rise to vote the democrat ticket.

  • mauser 98

    …related (?)
    “you should have recused yourself, or you’re trying to protect Hillary Clinton,”
    AG Lynch refuses to answer questions over 74 times


    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I actually watched that.
      We all need our Two Minutes of Hate every now and then.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Lynch and the Justice Department think they can fool all the public all the time. They can’t and sooner or later it’s going to hit the fan.

      • mauser 98

        hope you are right
        still …Clintons remain undefeated

  • Petrilia

    What a lineup at the RNC next week! Just a few Milo, Pam Geller, Geert Wilders,Ann Coulter!! The world will be watching. Here’s hoping the bikers and the truckers will be there to protect Trump, these speakers and ordinary citizens who like Trump from the anarchists.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Does ANYBODY really think the direction of America is going to change because of this election?

    There is still a real chance there will be civil unrest so severe the election is even cancelled.

    Obama JUST had a 3 hour meeting at the White House with the leader of BLM.

    RNC begins July 18th, and the “new” Black Panthers want to roam around with guns in their mitts.

    That’s poor timing. Think they watched and talked about “The Purge: Election Year” directly or figuratively, I think.
    Then, if the election really does take place, does anyone think it really matters anymore?
    Just wondering.

  • ntt1

    lets face it ;David Icke’s theories about illuminati lizards are a bit far fetched but then you look at george soros or hildebeast the Bildeberger you have to think holy crap he might be on to something, hillary is looking particularly reptilian these days. i refuse to believe Americans would vote for such a larcenous bloated old nag.